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BoTM Nov 2009 - Mid Range Special - Poll now up
EdEdwards' Kona Fire Mountain 6%  6%  [ 12 ]
Oneschnark's Progear STX 1995 8%  8%  [ 16 ]
Andrewl's 1994 Kona Cindercone 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
Gonzalez's Muddy Fox Sorcerer Mega 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
Herbert 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
makster's 1988 Jamis Dakota 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
mattbrown's 1993 Kirk Magnesium 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
Easy_Rider's 1994 Dawes SE 8%  8%  [ 17 ]
doctor-bond's 1985 Fuji Ltd 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
Dr S' 1983 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport 6%  6%  [ 12 ]
Ransetsu Orange C16R 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Khane's Orange Prestige 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
Defiant's Muddy Fox Adventurer 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
hamster's 1999 Kona Cindercone 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
RockiMtn's 1994 Kona Fire Mountain 1%  1%  [ 3 ]
ElCani's Muddy Fox Seeker 7%  7%  [ 15 ]
AndyB's 1997 Scott Peak 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Lewis1641's GT RTS-2 3%  3%  [ 7 ]
Eastcoatsteve's Klein 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Chrisv40's Univega Alpina 5.5 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
one-eyed_jim's 1970 Moulton Mk3 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
Drystonepaul's 1994 Marin Muirwoods 6%  6%  [ 13 ]
rc200ti's 1991 Kona Cindercone 3%  3%  [ 6 ]
crazier's 1992 Saracen X-Lite kili pro Flyer 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
AnalogKid's 1991 Raleigh Peak 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
24pouces 1988 cannondale SM600 12%  12%  [ 25 ]
Brettels' Specialized Stumpjumper A1 FS 1996 3%  3%  [ 6 ]
oldave's Jamis Exile 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Senri's 1988 Giant Escaper 2%  2%  [ 5 ]
BrunoD's Specialized Hardrock 95 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
stauqmuk's 1998 Amp B4 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Tollers' 1992 Orange Clockwork 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
jango's 1995 Diamond Back Vertex 2%  2%  [ 4 ]
Ringo's Orange P7 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
mike_eb's KHS Montana 1%  1%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 205
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:22 pm 
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those forks are killing the look on that Klein for me . too skinny .


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Dr S wrote:
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I really like the 83 Stumpy from Dr S but it didn't get my vote because it has XT


Where??

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So the Stumpjumper Sport, then (as stock) - what groupset throughout?

XT, wasn't it - and not just the odd tactical upgrade, but XT throughout. So hardly mid-range equipped then......


Again, where is the XT?? :roll:

Interesting debate surrounding the Stumpy. For the record it is completely factory stock (bar the tyres) and does not have any Shimano XT parts whatsoever. Mechs and shifters are Suntour Mountech and cranks are Sugino. Very much mid range fare. Please see the thread in readers bikes for more information. When you look at what else was available in 82/83 you will find that Stumpies were very much middle of the road, affordable bikes.

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Apologies Si. My mistake. The power of persuasion from other posts had led me to swear I'd seen a smattering of XT in that picture. :oops:
It's a very nice bike and I'll repeat my further comment that I reckon your Stumpy, despite it's 'mid-range' status, would still hold it's own in a regular BoTM.

But I like voting for the underdogs.


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eastcoaststeve wrote:
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Only two votes for the Klein, (and one of 'ems mine) :lol:



Not sure why the cold shoulder on such a pretty bike, but I guess I'll survive...would it help if I bogged it in some mud? :wink:





Steve


:lol: no worries, Steve...Klein is just held in such high regard in the international community, it's hard to contemplate one as mid-level :wink:






I understand everyone's take is subjective and votes are cast on emotion, but I find it a bit odd that no one seems to realize how much my Pinnacle and 24pounces Cannondale have in common....both US-made of big aluminum tubes, (Gary just liked brighter colors than the boys on the eastcoast).

....and no one seems to mind that the 'Dale has hubs and pedals that cross the rules laid out by John, :? ...to each his own, just makes me wonder.


sad part for the Klein is it wouldn't stand a chance in a "normal" BOTM....

* not an Adroit or Attitude

* steel Spinner fork

* no XTR, Campy, Mavic gruppo

* no Spins, lol.


and here it is in the only venue where it has a chance to shine, and it gets the elbow because it's perceived to be "too nice ? :roll: "....



eh, no worries....I'm going riding 8)




Steve






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the pedals are not authentic suntour XCII, so they qualify :)


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There's your XT:

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That would be your actual Shimano M700 Deore XT "Deerhead" brake lever unless I'm very much mistaken.................

Dr.S, please don't take this as a personal attack - your bike is one of my favourites in this BOTM, I just think that the initial concept for this BOTM may be somewhat flawed.


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Sorry they look like DX pedals on the Stuntjumper too, apologies if they're not.


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Skeelsie wrote:
Sorry they look like DX pedals on the Stuntjumper too, apologies if they're not.


it's probably an MX pedal

though, mechagouki might be right on the m700 (xt) levers :oops:


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Fair play it is, has the ridges on the body.

Apologies.


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The Fuji Ltd got my vote, looks good for goin duown farm.


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brocklanders023 wrote:
Tough one this as I think Tollers Clockwork is ace. Had to go for Ransetsu's C16r though as it used to be mine :wink: and is in superb mid range nick. :D


Thanks Brock. I wish i'd had a chance to take some better photos, but currently in Hong Kong wishing i had it here to take out for a ride in the sun. Ah well, i'll have to settle for a ride in the mud next week.

Tollers


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the cannondale is nice!


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